Whitey Morgan and the 78's

Whitey Morgan and the 78's

Rainbow Jackson, Ben Reddell Band

Tue, August 14, 2012

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

Whitey Morgan and the 78's
Whitey Morgan and the 78's
Whitey Morgan and the 78's are a Honky Tonk band from Flint, Michigan. They haven't re-invented the wheel, they just picked it up and started it rolling all over again.

In Flint, the factories are closed, jobs are scarce and the people are bitter. Whitey sings songs these people can relate to. In much the same way his grandfather and mentor did over 3 decades ago, to a whole generation of southern transplants who came up US-23 to Flint looking for the good life. In the spirit of William Morgan, Waylon, Merle and Paycheck; Whitey's melodies help people forget their problems for a few hours and serve as the guideline for drinking sorrows away. The 78's halftime groove brings out everyone's dancing shoes and while Whitey and the 78's play, the world is a better place. .

Emerging from the Detroit area music scene, re-creating a forgotten genre for the area, Whitey Morgan and the 78's have toured the country spreading their sound and attitude everywhere they go. They play honky tonk tunes in any club in any town without apology—they drive their point home just like their families drove the cars they built on the line home from work. With a purpose.

Around 200 shows a year you can count on Whitey Morgan and the 78's to deliver. Whitey's whiskey tinged vocals, the 78's foot stomping beats, all relentlessly stirring up dance floors everywhere they go. The bottle turns up, spirits elevate and in this world, there isn't a person who couldn't use Whitey Morgan and the 78's.
Rainbow Jackson
Rainbow Jackson
Rainbow Jackson is a 4-piece rock and roll band that likes to have a good time having a good time. They formed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2010 by Chad Carlisle, Sam Dagger, Laith Tahoe, and The Andy Christ. After playing a number of cop riddled house parties, the boys made a name for themselves by getting a little rowdy and having a lot of fun. Rainbow Jackson is gearing up to release a 6 song EP near the end of 2011.
Ben Reddell Band
Ben Reddell Band
You may recall Ben Reddell from his place on the bass behind L.A.’s Leslie Stevens & The Badgers cq — he’s the tall, mustachioed longhair who seems like he’d have been equally at home playing with Willie Nelson as with Roky Erickson. But Reddell has a guitar and a band of his own, too, and a voice that comes out as weatherbeaten and world-weary as any classic Texan troubadour. (Hey, Guy Clark? Townes Van Zandt? Is there room for one more to share that bottle of the strong stuff?) If you saw the film Heartworn Highways, and if you laughed and then tried not to cry at all the appropriately hilarious and heartbreaking moments, you’re primed for Ben Reddell’s band. They’ll ready the beer if you’ve got the tears. –Chris Ziegler
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com